FC Copenhagen vs Vardar Skopje
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Telia Parken.
It’s time for the alarm bells to ring at Telia Parken since Copenhagen failed to find the back of the net in consecutive fixtures with Vardar and Hobro.
Stale Solbakken will be desperate to see such a negative trend stopped this Wednesday since the hosts need at least two goals without conceding a single to qualify for the Champions League playoffs past Vardar.
Danish champions are thus not off to the best possible kick offs to their title defense campaign in Superligaen where they only managed to claim five points from opening three rounds of the competition.
Byens Hold featured the group stage of Champions League last year and falling to Macedonian champions would be a major disaster for them.
The visitors, who were stopped on the very first step last year losing both legs top Dinamo Zagreb, have been enjoying a phenomenal run this year.
Goce Sedloski’s side stunned Swedish champions Malmo FF in the previous round of the competition and they are on their way to secure at least the group stage of Europa League which would certainly be one of the greatest successes of Macedonian football in general.
Copenhagen vs Vardar: Head to head
The lone previous head to head encounter between the two sides took place seven days ago when Jonathan Balotelli notched the only goal of the game to give Vardar a nice advantage ahead of the trip to the Danish capital.
Copenhagen vs Vardar: Prediction
The quality should be on Copenhagen’s side, but Vardar are obviously well capable of keeping things tight at the back.
Knowing that the hosts have struggled a lot with the efficiency in the final third recently, we are aiming for the Under 2.5 goals FT as the top betting suggestion here.
Copenhagen vs Vardar: Bet Tips
The main bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 2.02 with Unibet.
You can also take Copenhagen Under 1.5 Team Goals at 2.10.